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  1. Old Demons, New Fears


    Ahsan Nisar
    The New Blog



    Disclaimer: What you are going to read in the next five minutes is not a work of fiction inspired by Dan Brown, although the title of the article suggests otherwise. In this article, I have tried to present how as a nation we have grown accustomed to conveniently digest the sugar coated pills offered by the concerned authorities who brush aside issues
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  2. Indian ‘nationalism’: Why Kashmir won’t move on


    Jehangir Ali
    Express Tribune



    Manu Joseph, a senior Delhi based journalist and the editor ofOpen magazine recently asked why it was obscene to accept that a historically wounded group of people is ready to move on. He was, of course, referring to the people in Kashmir, where a war has left 70,000 people dead and 8,000 victims of enforced disappearances
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  3. 5 Ways to Bring Back Cricket

    Ashar Zaidi
    The News



    [COLOR=#303030 !important]After weeks of wavering mode swings and safety concerns, we were happy to know that our good neighbors had finally agreed to give life to our morgue-like grounds. But while jubilant Pakistani fans were busy stitching national flags, painting new banners and rehearsing patriotic slogans, the Bangladesh Supreme court heard to its national ...
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    Sports
  4. The continuing contempt controversy

    Waris Hussain
    Dawn Blog


    Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court for contempt of court, with implications that such a conviction will disqualify him from holding the office. Rather than levying the maximum punishment of six months imprisonment, the Court held the prime minister under arrest until the conclusion of the hearing, which amounted to 30 ...
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  5. ‘Have some paan, Bhai jaan’


    Daniyal Khan
    Express Tribune



    Bhai jaan! Yahaan sub milta hai: meetha paan, tambaaku wala paan, khushboo wala paan aur aap kay liye khaas, special paan.(Brother, you will find everything here; sweet paan, tobacco paan, scented paan, and just for you, a very special paan.)
    Aslam, a 15-year-old boy, dressed in filthy clothes and oiled hair, which
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